The Architect s Studio Companion

Author: Edward Allen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119092655
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The time-saving resource every architect needs The Architect’s Studio Companion is a robust, user-friendly resource that keeps important information at your fingertips throughout the design process. It includes guidelines for the design of structure, environmental systems, parking, accessibility, and more. This new sixth edition has been fully updated with the latest model building codes for the U.S. and Canada, extensive new information on heating and cooling systems for buildings, and new structural systems, all in a form that facilitates rapid preliminary design. More than just a reference, this book is a true companion that no practicing architect or student should be without. This book provides quick access to guidelines for systems that affect the form and spatial organization of buildings and allows this information to be incorporated into the earliest stages of building design. With it you can: Select, configure, and size structural systems Plan for building heating and cooling Incorporate passive systems and daylighting into your design Design for parking and meet code-related life-safety and accessibility requirements Relying on straightforward diagrams and clear written explanations, the designer can lay out the fundamental systems of a building in a matter of minutes—without getting hung up on complicated technical concepts. By introducing building systems into the early stages of design, the need for later revisions or redesign is reduced, and projects stay on time and on budget. The Architect’s Studio Companion is the time-saving tool that helps you bring it all together from the beginning.

The Architect s Studio Companion

Author: Edward Allen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471736228
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The architect's favorite handbook-more informative and easier to use than ever! The Architect's Studio Companion is the laborsaving design resource that architects and builders have relied on for years. Now in its fourth edition, this industry standard continues its reputation as a reliable tool for the preliminary selecting, configuring, and sizing of the structural, mechanical, and egress systems of a building. Bestselling authors Edward Allen and Joseph Iano reduce complex engineering and building code information to simple approximations that enable the designer to lay out the fundamental systems of a building in a matter of minutes and get on with the design. Now in a flex binding that makes it even easier to use, The Architect's Studio Companion, Fourth Edition provides quick access to reliable rules of thumb that offer vital help for selecting, configuring, and sizing: * Structural systems * Heating, cooling, and electrical systems * Egress provisions, including exit stairways, parking garages, and parking lots * Daylight provisions The book concludes with precalculated tables of building code height and area limitations.

Form and Forces

Author: Edward Allen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118174259
Format: PDF, Docs
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Here, in one volume, is all the architect needs to know to participate in the entire process of designing structures. Emphasizing bestselling author Edward Allen's graphical approach, the book enables you to quickly determine the desired form of a building or other structure and easily design it without the need for complex mathematics. This unique text teaches the whole process of structural design for architects, including selection of suitable materials, finding a suitable configuration, finding forces and size members, designing appropriate connections, and proposing a feasible method of erection. Chapters are centered on the design of a whole structure, from conception through construction planning.

Architectural Detailing

Author: Edward Allen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118881990
Format: PDF, Docs
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"Reviews recent built works and extract underlying principles that can be the basis for new patterns or for additional aspects of existing patterns"--

Fundamentals of Building Construction

Author: Edward Allen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118138910
Format: PDF
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Note from the publisher: Now in its sixth edition, this bestselling reference focuses on the basic materials and methods used in building construction. Emphasizing common construction systems such as light wood frame, masonry bearing wall, steel frame, and reinforced concrete construction, the new edition includes new information on building materials properties; the latest on "pre-engineered" building components and sustainability issues; and reflects the latest building codes and standards. It also features an expanded series of case studies along with more axonometric detail drawings and revised photographs for a thoroughly illustrated approach.

Architect s Studio Handbook

Author: Terry L. Patterson
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
ISBN: 9780070494466
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Develop design and working drawings more efficiently Packed with useful hands-on information for both schematic design and computer-assisted working drawings, Architect’s Studio Handbook is the ideal tool for every architect who wants handy rules-of-thumb, convenient graphic conventions, and easy-to-find answers in diagrams, charts, and drawings -- all in a stay-open, flex-binding format. Author/architect Terry Patterson’s complete, up-to-date, information-packed guide helps you: Immediately locate essential building design technical data Recognize code compliance problems typical of drawings submitted for building permits See what is expected by government agencies and other clients with repetitive building programs Get tips from practitioners in international and design-build practices Apply advice from engineers on selection and organization of building systems Determine acceptable ranges for components in building technology More!

How Architects Write

Author: Tom Spector
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317366263
Format: PDF, Docs
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How Architects Write shows you the interdependence of writing and design in both student and professional examples. This fully updated edition features more than 50 color images, a new chapter on online communication, and sections on critical reading, responding to requests for proposals, the design essay, storyboarding, and much more. It also includes resources for how to write history term papers, project descriptions, theses, proposals, research reports, specifications, field reports, client communications, post-occupancy evaluations, and emailed meeting agendas, so that you can navigate your career from school to professional practice.

The Architect s Portable Handbook First Step Rules of Thumb for Building Design 4 e

Author: John Guthrie
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071639160
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Essentials of Building Design--at Your Fingertips! Fully updated with the 2009 IBC International Building Code, this practical guide delivers the key data you need in every step of an architectural project--from initial planning and estimating through design and completion. The Architect's Portable Handbook, Fourth Edition, provides the latest code and cost information, along with a wealth of easy-to-follow diagrams, charts, tables, and checklists for building materials, components, and assemblies. This is a must-have on-the-job companion for every design professional. Get practical coverage of: Land planning Grading and drainage Soils Site improvements Landscaping and irrigation Green architecture Concrete Masonry Metals Wood Thermal and moisture protection Doors, windows, and glass Finishes Specialties Equipment Interiors Assemblies Conveying systems Plumbing and HVAC Lighting and electrical

How Buildings Work

Author: Edward Allen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190289902
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Illustrated with hundreds of illuminating line drawings, this classic guide reveals virtually every secret of a building's function: how it stands up, keeps its occupants safe and comfortable, gets built, grows old, and dies--and why some buildings do this so much better than others. Drawing on things he's learned from the many buildings he himself designed (and in some cases built with his own hands), Edward Allen explains complex phenomena such as the role of the sun in heating buildings and the range of structural devices that are used for support, from trusses and bearing walls to post-tensioned concrete beams and corbeled vaults. He stresses the importance of intelligent design in dealing with such problems as overheating and overcooling, excessive energy use, leaky roofs and windows, fire safety, and noisy interiors. He serves up some surprises: thermal insulation is generally a better investment than solar collectors; board fences are not effective noise barriers; there's one type of window that can be left open during a rainstorm. The new edition emphasizes "green" architecture and eco-conscious design and construction. It features a prologue on sustainable construction, and includes new information on topics such as the collapse of the World Trade Center, sick building syndrome, and EIFS failures and how they could have been prevented. Allen also highlights the array of amazing new building materials now available, such as self-cleaning glass, photovoltaics, transparent ceramics, cloud gel, and super-high-strength concrete and structural fibers. Edward Allen makes it easy for everyone--from armchair architects and sidewalk superintendents to students of architecture and construction--to understand the mysteries and complexities of even the largest building, from how it recycles waste and controls the movement of air, to how it is kept alive and growing.